My Internship At The Uc Davis Medical Center Essay example

1548 Words Nov 4th, 2016 7 Pages
My internship is at the UC Davis Medical Center in the Clinical Social Services Department. This semester, interns do rounds in the hospital to get exposure to the different services. What that means is that each week, I am in a different unit of the hospital shadowing a Social Worker and taking cases if I feel comfortable. With that being said, I have not had the opportunity to work with a client for a long period of time. Next semester, I will have the option to chose two units that I want to be a part of and that is when I will have my own caseload. Luckily, I have had the opportunity to use motivational interviewing while working with the clients I have interacted with. There was one particular client that made an impression on me because I definitely had to refer back to the motivational interviewing skills in order to be able to get through the interview. I had gotten a referral in OB to do an assessment of a 29 year old African American woman that had just delivered a baby. The referral was because the woman had a history of depression and anxiety and the medical team wanted to make sure she was going to be okay before discharge. I prepared the questions that I needed to make after reviewing her chart. As I walked in the room, I noticed that she was laying in bed with her baby next to her bed. I asked the client if this was a good time to talk, but right away she was guarded and questioned what this was for. I was aware that when many people hear that a Social…

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